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By Rocky Cannon, Jan 16 2018 04:31PM

Slick Conditions in the Kansas City Area Create Conditions where Accidents Can Occur

Every morning, the news reports of accidents on the roads and highways in the Kansas City Area. Have you have been involved in a traffic accident in the morning in the Kansas City Area? If so, then you should contact a Kansas City Area attorney to see if you are entitled to compensation for your damages resulting from the accident. A personal injury attorney will be able to help you determine each class of damages you are entitled to seek compensation for. You are generally better off getting an attorney involved as soon as possible. Therefore, you should call one as soon as you can.


By Rocky Cannon, Dec 29 2017 10:05PM

Kansas City Sideswipe Accident

Have you been injured in the Kansas City area by being sideswiped by another car while you were stuck in traffic. If so, then you may be able to seek compensation from the driver that sideswiped you. Injured persons, without the benefit of an attorney, will speak with an insurance company about their injuries, and the insurance company will try to settle for cheap. This is a cost savings strategy employed by most insurance companies. You should contact an attorney if you suspect or feel that an insurance company is trying to settle to quickly with you.


By Rocky Cannon, Dec 15 2017 09:48PM

Kansas City Area Traffic Accident Injury Lawyer



Have you been injured in a traffic accident in the Kansas City area? If so, then you should give Rocky a call to discuss your situation. You may be entitled to reimbursement for all your damages arising from or directly related to your traffic accident. Do not be taken in by a smooth-talking insurance adjuster telling your case is not worth very much. Your case may in fact be worth far more than the insurance adjuster is telling you. That is why you should speak with a lawyer before you commit to anything or make any statements to the other side’s attorney.


By Rocky Cannon, Oct 18 2017 03:00PM

Kansas City Wide Workers’ Compensation Attorney


Have you been injured on the job in the Kansas City area? Is so, then you should speak with a workers’ compensation attorney. Do not trust that your employer or their insurer will do the right thing. More than likely they will attempt to get you to settle for far less than a on the job injury of your type is worth.


Under the law, the employer has the right to decide where to send you for treatment. Consequently, the employer will likely send you to a doctor that will recommend the most conservative treatment possible. The most conservative treatment possible usually involves the cheapest and slowest treatment available. This can be a long and drawn out process for the employer.


Eventually, the employer’s doctor will determine that an employee has reached maximum medical improvement and issue a workers’ compensation rating. This rating is more than likely going to be on the low side, which is to the benefit of the employer. This is because compensation under the workers’ compensation law is directly correlated to how high a disability rating is.


Also, some employers use doctors that only give impairment ratings, which is a different type of rating and is always lower than a workers’ compensation rating. That is why it is important to get a lawyer involved in your case to make sure you are getting the right treatment and ratings. Your work comp attorney will order all your medical records and more than likely decide to send you for an independent medical evaluation by a doctor that is connected to your employer. That way you will be sure to have at least two medical opinions concerning your condition.


By Rocky Cannon, Oct 12 2017 02:55PM

Kansas City Highway Accident Lawyer


Have you been injured on a highway in the Kansas City, MO area? If so, then you should consult with a lawyer to determine what rights you may have. If another person or entity caused the accident that led to you or a loved one being injured, then under Missouri law you have a right to hold that person or entity responsible for all your legal damages. A personal injury lawyer will be able to help you decide what damages you or your loved one has a right to ask for under the law. For instance, an injured party may be entitled to compensation in the form of a money payment for medical bills and pain and suffering. Therefore, you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.


By Rocky Cannon, Jul 20 2017 06:20PM

Kansas City Metro Truck Crashes


There have been, this summer, several fiery truck crashes around the metro area. There can be many causes of truck crashes, but one that is often overlooked is the failure of other drivers to recognize that trucks behave differently, under various driving conditions, then do smaller vehicles.


A truck takes a lot longer to slow down than a small car. Consequently, many accidents could be avoided if this fact was realized and acted upon by all drivers. Pictures and videos of some of the most recent trucking accidents in the Kansas City Metro appear to indicate they occurred in construction zones. Construction zones present a number of problems beyond the danger of injuring or killing a highway worker. For instance, the right away can be hard to determine in a construction zone. Also, there may be no safe area to pull over in a construction zone. Further, an accident that occurs in a construction zone, may create a situation where additional vehicles become involved in the accident, because those vehicles have nowhere to go except forward. That is why it is important to keep a careful look out and to make sure that you leave sufficient distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to allow for emergency stops.


By Rocky Cannon, Jul 14 2017 07:43PM

Kansas City Fender Bender Lawyer


Have you experienced a fender bender that has resulted in injury to you or a loved one? If so, then you should consider calling a Kansas City Fender Bender Lawyer to see what rights you may have. You may have a right to be reimbursed for damages including pain and suffering. Speaking with a lawyer about your fender bender may relieve some of the stress you may be experiencing. Call a Kansas City area Fender Bender Lawyer today.


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